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Sony likely won’t be releasing Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s untitled project about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden before the 2012 Presidential election as planned.
Here’s the situation, Sony has said it will stop paying for the 3D glasses along with the distribution of 3D films (glasses can cost tens of millions per movie). They wish to push the expense onto the theaters. Predictably, the theaters aren’t happy about this.
It seems the 3D machine is eating itself from the inside, which is great for 3D-averse movie goers.
A deal has been made between AMC and Sony to continue and finish Breaking Bad on the network. The 16 episode capper may be split into two runs, with a decision coming at a later date. Sony now has to negotiate with Vince Gilligan and the stars for returning contracts.
Negotiations are underway between AMC and Breaking Bad producers Sony over the future of the acclaimed show. Much like the talks AMC has had to have with Mad Men and The Walking Dead, the network attempted to cut some of the costs of the program.
In this case, the LA Times reports that AMC wished to limit season five to 6 or 8 episodes, down from the usual 13. Of course the creative forces behind the show were not happy about this which lead Sony to begin reaching out to other networks.
While an agreement is expected, the article speculates that season five could be the last for Breaking Bad.
A 19-year-old has been arrested in London under suspicion of participating in the hacking of Sony’s Playstation network, according to CNN. Computers belonging to the suspect, who remained anonymous per UK law, will also be analyzed for connections to hacks against the CIA and England’s Serious Organized Crime Agency. The mysterious group LulzSec, who have taken credit for the Sony hack, tweeted a response to the arrest: “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”